Press Releases

Launch of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Annual Report and Annual Statistics 2007

DRCC’s Report Confirms Increase in Sexual Violence

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Tips to help young people Stay Safe this Summer

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) is very aware of the need for young people to take care, and to be vigilant, when it comes to celebrating and to going abroad. Over the past number of summers the centre has seen an increase in the incidents of young men and women being raped or sexually assaulted while celebrating exam results, attending outdoor summer events, or when they are holidaying together abroad.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Another example of the need for Guidelines for Judges

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre calls for on-going Education and Guidelines for Judges in sentencing

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

11% of the victims accompanied by the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) to the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit in 2007 were immigrants

Today the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) is launching the first ever Training Programme and Handbook for Interpreters who work specifically in the area of rape and sexual assault and other trauma. It is also launching an information leaflet in six different languages.

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre Calls for a Date to be Named for the Constitutional Referendum on Child Protection and Children’s Rights

Now we are seeing the terrible consequences of the rushed 2006 Sexual Offences Act. Yesterday a man walked free from the central criminal court after a jury took less than two hours to deliver a verdict of not guilty. This man had been originally charged with “unlawful carnal knowledge” of a 13 year old girl when he was 20. The charge was changed to “sexual assault” because of the striking down of the 1935 Statutory Rape Law.

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

DRCC’s response to the Film Fairytale of Kathmandu Responsibility always rests with the adults in the area of exploitation

Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop, Chief Executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) said: “The Neasa Ni Chianain’s film Fairytale of Kathmandu sadly reveals that naiveté and the desire to be on a pedestal or to put others on pedestals, is indeed very dangerous territory. The film highlights a very uncomfortable truth, that there is in all of us the propensity to exploit other human beings and that as adults we must always be vigilant around the gap between intentions and effect.

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

A welcome possibility to removing one of the deterrents to the Reporting of Rape and Sexual Assault

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) today welcomes the news that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mr. James Hamilton has commenced a process of examining his previous policy not to give reasons for decisions about stopping a case from going forward to trial.

Monday, January 28th, 2008

A welcome possibility to removing one of the deterrents to the Reporting of Rape and Sexual Assault

30 People accompanied to the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) by the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre in December 2007

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

49 people accompanied to the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) by the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre in the Christmas and New Year Holiday Period ’06-‘07

Unfortunately the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) has to remind women and men that Christmas and the New Year period is a time when they need to be extra vigilant. In the Christmas and New Year period of 2006 –‘07 the numbers of men and women who had recently been raped or sexually assaulted and who were accompanied to the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit in the Rotunda Hospital by DRCC Volunteers, peaked to a staggering 49.

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

More Than Monitoring Needed For Sex Offenders List

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) broadly welcomed the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (JELR) Mr. Brian Lenihan’s publication of the priorities which the Garda Commissioner must take into account, in preparing his policing plan for 2008.

Friday, November 2nd, 2007